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Embracing the meaning of Hygge: The Danish Secret to Happiness

If you’re just a little bit into the Scandinavian lifestyle, then you’ve probably heard of hygge (pronounced hoo-ga). Originating in Denmark, hygge is a concept that can best be described as “coziness.” It’s about taking pleasure in simple things and savoring life’s little moments. And it just might be a secret to happiness. Hygge is …

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Summertime hygge

Six ideas for a summer day of hygge As you know, ‘Hygge’ is the Scandinavian lifestyle concept describing a mood of coziness and togetherness (see more posts about hygge right here) You might think hygge is a fall- or winter thing, but let me introduce you to summertime hygge. And I’ll offer you some of …

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Walpurgis night

Why the Swedes greet spring with fire on the night of Walpurgis In Sweden and Finland, “Walpurgis Night” is celebrated on the last day of April. The day also happens to be the Swedish king’s birthday. As such, it’s a flag day in Sweden, meaning you will see the Swedish flag swaying above all public …

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