Example sentences for: altars

How can you use “altars” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Most often the small banner-sized sheets are made to decorate altars and nacimientos (nativity scenes), or for such celebrations as Cinco de Mayo (the Fifth of May) and El Diez y Seis de Septiembre (the Sixteenth of September).

  • The same can be said for altars, nacimientos (nativity scenes), and camposanto (cemetery) graves, which are assembled with artistic care, while always communicating a devout religious sentiment.

  • The religious observation of All Souls’ Day, or Día de los Muertos, on November 2, is an occasion for many families to erect altars specifically for a parent or other family member who has recently died.

  • See also Altars; Grutas; Yard Shrines

  • It is thought that home altars were created as a result of community isolation from a centralized place of worship.


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