Why do people say “bless you” after sneezing?

4 thoughts on “Why do people say “bless you” after sneezing?

  1. This is so interesting! I didn’t know the history behind saying, “God bless you.” I wonder if it’s the same in other cultures? It would be cool if you did a video on that…the differences in different cultures.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion! I know in China we don’t have this “bless you” tradition. People usually will say nothing when a stranger sneezes. But we will ask if he/she is okay when someone we know is sneezing.

  2. It’s so funny, but I’ve always wondered why! It’s such a habit that whenever I hear someone sneeze, my instinct is to say “bless you,” so it’s helpful to know the reason why we’re conditioned to that.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it! It took me a long time to get used to this culture and I was curious about it. Sometimes I still don’t remember to say it even though I’ve been here for almost a year.

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