Huddersfield Winter Festival

12th January 2018

Hygge Tipi – Cafe | Bar | Happy Place

Huddersfield Live and Hygge Tipi Bar a partnered together to bring you a very special event- Huddersfield Winter Festival.

Pigs in blankets, tinsel, snowmen and even an evergreen tree. There’s certain things which seem synonymous with this Winter time. But we think there’s a pretty awesome new festive partnership to get behind – Hygge Tipi.

Teepees are most commonly thought of as the dwellings of Native Americans, however they are just as prevalent among the indigenous peoples of Scandinavian countries. An example of these are the Sami people, who originated from the northernmost reaches of Scandinavia and Russia. As you can imagine, it gets rather nippy up there! Crucially, there is a hole in the top of the tipi for smoke to escape from. With this in mind, we can assume that Sami teepees were places of warmth and comfort in the depths of winter, a place for families to gather around a roaring fire.

It’s this idea of the tipi as place for snugness and repose which so appeals to us, and we strive to bring another Nordic concept, hygge, to Yorkshire folk this winter. Hygge (pronounced ‘Hoo – guh’) is a mindset which looks to put comfort and happiness first.

Our Festival took place in St George’s Square from 17th November 2017 to 1st January 2018 and brought a ‘Happy Place’ to the centre of Huddersfield. Watch this space for Winter 2018!


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