Quick Answer: Why Do People Clink Glasses When Toasting?

Why is cheers a thing?

When many persons join together to celebrate, they raise a toast or cheer to show their oneness of feelings and to express that they are in it together.

When enjoying a drink or two one can see it, feel it, taste it and smell it but can’t hear it.

By clinking the glasses and saying cheers, we complete the experience..

You clink glasses during a toast “Do not clink glasses, even if you see everyone in the movies doing so,” Parker says. Instead of clinking glasses with the people around you, simply raise your glass, she recommends.

Where did the tradition of toasting come from?

Toasting is thought to come from sacrificial libations in which a sacred liquid (blood or wine) was offered to the gods in exchange for a wish, or a prayer for health. It was Greek and Roman tradition to leave an offering to the gods, including alcoholic beverages, during celebrations and commonly after a death.

Never ‘cheers’ with beer In Hungary people don’t clink beer glasses. Legend has it, that when Hungary’s 1848 revolution against the Habsburgs was defeated, the Austrians celebrated in Vienna by toasting and clinking their beer glasses. Hungarians vowed not to cheers with beer for 150 years.