Happy Solstice

December is holiday season.  On the heels of Thanksgiving this month chock full of special days like the feast of St. Nicholas, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, etc. These major holidays grab most of the headlines, but there is another one worth noting… Winter Solstice.

Thanks to Copernicus, we understand how the Earth revolves around and makes its annual tilts towards and away from the Sun. On December 21 each year, we observe the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. Here in Wisconsin that means it is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.  

In nature, winter solstice is important for plants and animals as it marks the beginning of lengthening days which cues a new beginning to annual cycles such as migrations, breeding seasons and more. It is also a great time for birdwatching as many northern migrants, like snowy owls, evening grosbeaks, and redpolls have returned to Wisconsin.

Throughout history the winter solstice has been celebrated around the globe. Notable examples include St. Lucia’s Day and the festival of lights in Scandinavia, Soyal celebrations of the Hopi Indians in Arizona, and Yalda night observances in the Persian region.

At Horicon Bank we love celebrating too! This year, we are celebrating 126 years of helping customers, neighbors, and friends meet all their banking service needs. As part of this celebration, we are excited to offer great rates on Certificates of Deposit (CDs) and interest-bearing accounts. By keeping your money safe and helping it grow, Horicon Bank is helping brighten days for every customer.

Horicon Bank provides in person, virtual, and digital access to personal, commercial, agricultural lending, treasury management, home equity lines of credit, auto loans, savings accounts, CD’s, home loans and many other services available to help you achieve your personal, business, and financial goals. We are available to serve you anywhere on the map and online anytime you need us. Please contact Horicon Bank today for more information about opening an account, financing, and other resources. Thank you for making us the Natural Choice for all your banking needs. Have a great Holiday Season… and a Happy Solstice!

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