We all have our own ways of getting cozy when the nights draw in and the temperature plummets, but around the world different cultures take coziness to new heights.
Hygge: If you’ve ever wondered what hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is, then Denmark in the fall is the best place to get acquainted with this Danish cultural tradition. While the term may bring to mind Scandi design and soft, neutral-hued fabrics, hygge actually describes the qualities of coziness. Activities that give you those hygge vibes should leave you feeling content and centered with friends and family.
Gezelligheid: Untranslatable to any other language, gezelligheid perfectly sums up the Dutch culture. The word varies in meaning depending on its context but is typically used to refer to a feeling of conviviality and coziness, especially during the fall in The Netherlands.