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Hygge: The Spirit of the Danes

Duration: 02:13

In Denmark the Midsummer celebration is called Sankt Hans Aften, which translates as St John's Eve. It's one of the happiest days of the year and all over Denmark people light bonfires to salute the longest day. The Danes have a word for a specific conception of happiness - a sense of cosy, untroubled, contentment - that is specific to their culture. They call it 'Hygge'. In this clip Neil Oliver investigates this Danish phenomenon.

Available since: Wed 1 Sep 2010

Credits

Presenter
Neil Oliver
Executive Producer
William Lyons
Series Producer
Steve Evanson
Presenter
Neil Oliver
Presenter
Nicholas Crane

This clip is from

Coast Series 5, Denmark

7/8 Exploring the strong bonds Britain has with its neighbour across the North Sea, Denmark.

First broadcast: 25 Aug 2010

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