By: Vaniitha Jaiin, On: October 19, 2015 beers, Cheers, Clink Clink, Cocktails, Kanpai, Oogy Wawa, Rum, Salud, Salut, Sante´, Spirits, Tchin Tchin, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky, Wines
Every time one goes out drinking with buddies or to a fancy party it’s customary to say Cheers! and clink glasses or mugs before taking the first sip of their fave tipple. Why does one practice it? The ritual is to express unison in the merry-making and/or raising a toast is to honour someone, so it is believed.
Though, there are many amusing anecdotes revolving around this tradition, which seems to have first happened in the pre-historic era. Do they hold water? Not really, but it surely makes the ritual sound interesting.
The next time you raise your glass, clink it and say a toast, you know now why you do it. Now, would you like to say Cheers! the way French or Spanish say? Read further…
In Spain you say Salud!
In Italy you say Salute!
In Australia you say Cheers Big Ears!
In Lebanese you say Kesak!
In Holland you say Proost!
In Africa you say Oogy Wawa!
In Japan you say Kampai!
In France you say A Votre Sante!
In Portugal you say Saude!
In Arab you say Fi Sahitak!
In Thailand you say Chock Tee!
So, don’t hold back, raise a toast and say Cheers! the way Romans do!
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