Why Do People Say Bless You after Someone Sneezes?


We say “bless you” when someone sneezes because it is a matter of tradition passed down to us through generations and it shows that you wish someone well. The phrase is attributed to Pope Gregory the Great, who uttered it in the sixth century during a bubonic plague epidemic, since sneezing was a symptom of the plague and was usually linked to death.
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Though nobody knows for sure why we say 'God Bless You' after a sneeze, one popular explanation is that it originated during the Bubonic Plague, when it was thought that sneezes were an early symptom.
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