Forget hygge, let’s all get päntsdrunk

BBC III reports on Finland’s nationally celebrated pastime - Päntsdrunk, which literally means “drinking at home, alone, in your underwear”

New Nordic lifestyle trend alert! No, wait - don't switch off, because unlike hygge, lagom or plogging, päntsdrunk is neither smug nor unattainable.

Päntsdrunk is the anglicised word for the Finnish kalsarikänni, a term that literally means “drinking at home, alone, in your underwear”. And yes, in Finland this is a fully fledged, nationally celebrated pastime (not the sign of a minor emotional breakdown).

In fact, päntsdrunk is such an established part of Finnish culture that the country’s ministry of foreign affairs even talks about it in its guide to the country.

Read Ashitha Nagesh’s full report here.

(Photo via BBC)

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