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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 31 December 2018 in Lifestyle & Culture.

In New Mexico, when people talk about a ristra, they're referring to the string of red Hatch chile pods that can be found hanging as decoration on many New Mexican homes. Ristras are said to bring both good health and good luck to those who hang them at their house. You'll see red chile ristras throughout New Mexico used as decoration. They're often hung on front porches and portals as a cheerful welcome.

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Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice decoration. Hot chilis in the cold snow :)

31 Dec 2018 5:48am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belles déco.
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31 Dec 2018 9:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, we hope both good health and good luck in the new year !!

31 Dec 2018 9:51am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise

31 Dec 2018 10:42am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image. I wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year.

31 Dec 2018 12:07pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

What an unique decoration. Practical too. When you are making your spaghetti sauce, you can just grab a pepper from the ristra.

31 Dec 2018 1:37pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

A peppery Christmas decoration.
All the best wishers for 2019

31 Dec 2018 3:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Charmant sapin et décoration quelle iamge sueprbe vue
Bonne année 2019 tous mes voeux et belle soirée

31 Dec 2018 4:19pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Never knew what these were called. And thank you for the background information!
May you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

31 Dec 2018 4:23pm

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Interesting and orginal decoration. Nice last day of 2019 Barbara

31 Dec 2018 4:43pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


31 Dec 2018 5:45pm

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31 Dec 2018 8:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is gorgeous! I remember seeing them when I visited New Mexico. I love the color. They make a wonderful decoration with the added bonus of bringing Good Luck!

31 Dec 2018 9:54pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so pretty

31 Dec 2018 11:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely image and good information.

1 Jan 2019 12:14am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image and interesting information.
Happy New Year !

1 Jan 2019 8:18am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Thanks for the info, a great shit, hot and cold in one frame.

1 Jan 2019 12:38pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Shot!! SORRY :)

1 Jan 2019 12:39pm

Panasonic DMC-TS6
1/60 second
ISO 100
30 mm (35mm equiv.)