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Why Do We Say “Bless You” After A Sneeze?

A tale of superstitions, plague, and a Pope

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Have you ever wondered why we say “bless you” when someone sneezes?

The most widely accepted theory is that the phrase’s origin may be traced to the late 6th century when a plague epidemic decimated the Roman Empire.

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