Lunar New Year Celebrations Giveaway ~ Win a $25 Starbucks GC ~ CAN/US 03/07

| February 8, 2016 | 220 Comments



Chinese New Year is China’s most important traditional festival and also known as Spring Festival. It is the most important celebration for families, and last a full week of official public holiday. The lunisolar Chinese calendar determines the date of Chinese New Year. In 2016, the first day of Chinese New Year falls on Monday, February 8th.

Each Chinese New Year is characterised by one of 12 animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac. These signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. 

  • Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960
  • Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961
  • Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962
  • Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963
  • Dragon: 2012, 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964
  • Snake: 2013, 2001, 1989, 1977, 1965
  • Horse: 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966
  • Goat: 2015, 2003, 1991, 1979, 1967
  • Monkey: 2016, 2004, 1992, 1980, 1968
  • Rooster: 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969
  • Dog: 2018, 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970
  • Pig: 2019, 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971


$25 Starbucks GC Giveaway


$25 Starbucks Giveaway


In celebrations of the 2016 Chinese New Year and the year of the Monkey (happens to be my year), the Ottawa Mommy Club is giving away a $25 Starbucks GC to one of our readers!

This giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on March 7th, 2016.

Good luck!


Rules: Open to Canadian and US residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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  1. Kam says:

    I’m a snake 🐍

  2. Amanda says:

    Snake here and my daughter is a dog 🙂

  3. Thomas Murphy says:

    Mine is dog.

  4. Jana L. says:

    I’m a dragon 🙂

  5. sandra says:

    I’m a horse in the Chinese Zodiac.

  6. Judy Cowan says:

    Mine is the Tiger.

  7. joy says:

    i was born in the year of the Dog 😀

  8. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I’m a rat.

  9. Carolle H says:

    I am a dog 🙂

  10. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I am the pig

  11. Gloria Roy says:

    Dog here woof woof

  12. ginette4 says:

    My chinese zodiac sign is Horse

  13. Joyce says:

    I was born in the year of the Pig!

  14. Julie bolduc says:

    I’m a horse in the Chinese Zodiac

  15. My Chinese zodiac sign is a tiger! RAWR!

  16. joanne darrell says:

    I am a pig.

  17. Maggie C says:

    I’m a rooster!

  18. Gillian Morgan says:

    I am a goat.

  19. Holly OGorman says:

    I am a rat!

  20. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I am a horse

  21. Shelley N says:

    I am a rat

  22. Travelbuds says:

    I was born in the year of the Dragon (a very good year).

  23. Silvia D says:

    I am a Dog. as is my son!

  24. My husband’s is the year of the Monkey AND he’s a leap year baby. Big party coming at the end of this month!

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  25. Nicole Adam says:

    I am a rat..which is actually pretty awesome!!

  26. Anita Spudich says:

    Rabbit 🙂

  27. krystyl olson says:

    This year is the year of the monkey, and I was born in the year of the horse!

  28. Jenn says:

    I am a sheep.

  29. Valerie Gibson says:

    I am a Goat.

  30. sarah alexis says:

    I was born in the year of the DRAGON!

  31. aarone mawdsley says:

    the horse!

  32. missbobloblaw says:

    I am a Monkey!

  33. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I was born in the year of the Dog.

  34. kristen visser says:

    I am an OX!

  35. Natalie says:

    I am a rabbit!

  36. Melissa Marie says:

    Monkey 🙂

  37. Rekha says:

    I’m a Monkey. It’s my year! WOOT. (though hear the horoscope is actually poor for those whose year it is…)

  38. Nancy says:

    I am born in year of the Dog.

  39. Cindy Peterson says:

    I was born in the year of the rat.

  40. Tai Popo says:

    Mine is horse.

  41. Kim Stenner says:

    I am a dragon

  42. Lisa says:

    I’m a snake.

  43. susan says:

    I’m a snake

  44. Lara says:

    My mother and I are both monkeys :). My daughters are dragon and snake

  45. Stacie H says:

    My Chinese zodiac sign is the dragon.

  46. Jonnie says:

    I am a monkey!

  47. Marlene V says:

    Year of the Tiger!

  48. Nicole says:

    I’m a dog

  49. Florence C says:

    I am a goat.

  50. Jennifer P. says:

    I am a dragon. I love my sign! My youngest daughter is the same sign as me.

  51. Barb W says:

    I’m a monkey!

  52. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) says:

    Rabbit for me.

  53. eric says:

    I am a dragoon

  54. Jenness M says:

    I’m a dragon.

  55. caryn s says:

    I am a horse in the chinese zodiac sign

  56. Ireon Williams says:

    Im a rooster

  57. Arielle says:

    I’m a rat 🙂

  58. Phil says:

    I am a goat….lol

  59. steve weber says:

    Mine is the pig!

  60. Holly MacRitchie says:

    My Chinese zodiac sign is the tiger.

  61. Barb B says:

    My sign is the Sheep/Goat which was celebrated last year.

  62. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I am an Ox.

  63. Brianna Lumb says:

    I’m a dog and my boyfriend is a rat!

  64. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My Chinese Zodiac sign is a Monkey.

  65. tara darity says:

    I am a rat!

  66. Tracy Robertson says:

    I am year of the Monkey!

  67. Juliee Fitze says:

    My sign is the pig.

  68. Karin Dollery says:

    I am year of the Dragon

  69. Tiffany S says:

    I am a snake.

  70. Wonryang says:

    I am a rooster

  71. Meekyung says:

    I am a horse

  72. Francine says:

    I was born in the Year of the Pig

  73. Theresa A. says:

    Year of the Monkey!

  74. james doyle says:

    SNAKE 😛

  75. Doris H says:

    Mine is a Rat…

  76. Wayne Lecoy says:

    It would be great to
    win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card.
    In response to your question of
    What is your Chinese zodiac sign?
    My Chinese Zodiac sign is Dog.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  77. William says:

    I am a Rat

  78. Jessica says:

    Year of the Tiger!

  79. 409cope says:

    I am a rabbit.

  80. Heather Swanson says:

    I am a boar

  81. Trish says:

    I’m a goat

  82. Carole Dube says:

    I’m a dragon and a pisces! Quite the combinations!

  83. AD says:

    I am a Monkey!

  84. Athena says:

    I’m a horse

  85. rose says:

    I’m a Goat!

  86. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    Im a snake!

  87. yvonne says:

    Mine is rat

  88. Elizabeth E says:

    My year was Year of the Snake Sssssssssssssssss!

  89. andrea amy says:

    My chinese zodiac is the ox

  90. lori b says:

    mine is a pig

  91. Angelie Essiembre says:

    My zodiac sign is the pig!

  92. Anne Dougherty says:


  93. Darren Scrubb says:

    I am a Taurus

  94. Shelina Alibhai says:

    I am a Rat.

  95. Cristina C. says:

    I am a horse!

  96. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I’m a dog! 🙂

  97. Tammy Dalley says:

    I am a horse

  98. Allie f says:

    The tiger

  99. Jill McDowell says:

    I’m assuming the question asks what is MY chinese zodiac sign so I was born in the year of the rat!

  100. Jennifer L. says:

    I’m a rooster.

  101. Erinn Lishman says:

    I was born in the year of the Rat!

  102. Andrea Williams says:

    I was born in the year of the Pig.

  103. Katharine W says:


  104. Gina Fleury says:


  105. doreen lamorueux says:

    Mine is Snake…. going to check it our now. LOL
    Thanks for the review and the contest.
    Very much appreciated.

  106. Krista M says:

    My Chinese Zodiac is the year of the Snake!

  107. Tracy D says:

    I’m a rat. 🙂

  108. Sarah says:

    I was born in the year of the Tiger.

  109. Kimberly Harrison says:


  110. Monique L.S. says:

    I am an Ox.

  111. Patrick Siu says:

    I am a goat.

  112. I was born in the year of the monkey (1992).

  113. Karla Sceviour says:

    i`m a horse!!

  114. Shauna says:

    I’m a Virgo born in the year of the Horse

  115. Lauren says:

    Horse, just like my mom.

  116. Brad Osmond says:


  117. Linda Svarovsky says:


  118. julia g says:

    My sign is Rabbit.

  119. Janice Lynds says:


  120. I’m a monkey, so this is my year 😀

  121. Sunshine G says:

    Year of the Snake!

  122. Kim K says:

    I’m an ox

  123. Kevin says:

    I’m not just a monkey, but a METAL Monkey!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. Amber Y says:

    My Chinese zodiac sign is the snake!

  125. Theresa says:

    I’m a Tiger!

  126. Paula says:

    year of the dog

  127. Darwin says:

    Year of the Rat.

  128. angela eagle says:

    im a horse

  129. Amy C says:

    I have no clue what my Chinese zodiac sign is.

  130. KellyPC says:

    I’m a Dragon, I got a dragon tattoo the first time we traveled to China!

  131. heidi c. says:

    I am a goat!

  132. JOANNE FRANK says:


  133. vanessa88 says:

    I’m a dragon! born in 88

  134. marie s says:

    i’m a rat

  135. l p says:

    tiger. thanks

  136. Josie Tusa says:

    I am a Monkey!

  137. Elizabeth R says:

    Mine is the goat.

  138. I’m a Rooster. But hate mornings – go figure.

  139. Amber B says:

    Monkey 🙂

  140. Loretta says:


  141. barb g. says:

    I guess I’m a Rooster.

  142. SweetPanda says:

    I am Snake

  143. Marlene J says:

    This is my year of the Monkey

  144. Vanessa says:

    I’m a monkey all the way! It suits me 😉

  145. Jennifer English says:

    Mine is Goat 🙂

  146. Laurie B says:

    I am year of the snake!

  147. Shara W says:

    Dragon 1988! My daughter is a Tiger, 2010 and my husband is a Rabbit, 1987.

  148. Mandy says:

    I’m a Horse.

  149. Michelle james says:

    I am a Rooster!

  150. Linda says:

    In the Chinese zodiac, I am a sheep.

  151. Lee-Ann S says:

    I am a Rat.

  152. I’m a rat. Hope the Chinese like them more than I do…

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  153. laura says:

    I am the cock lol

  154. Nicole says:

    I’m the dog.

  155. Barb B says:

    Year of the Sheep/Goat is mine!

  156. Steven says:

    I’m a Rabbit

  157. Pam says:

    I am a rat..

  158. Brittany Gilley says:

    I am rooster

  159. Erika Letson says:

    My Chinese zodiac sign is the monkey!

  160. shirley li says:

    the rat (:

  161. stephanie landeros says:

    I am a monkey!

  162. Valerie Gibson says:

    I am a sheep

  163. Ophelia C says:

    A rabbit 🙂

  164. Leanne S says:

    The loyal dog

  165. janine a says:

    im a horse! wait.. that sounds weird.. aha my sign is horse

  166. Judy Hunting says:

    I am the year of the Dog

  167. Jennifer Lo says:


  168. Joni W says:

    I am a tiger

  169. Dianne G. says:

    I am a goat.

  170. Angie says:

    i am the piggy!

  171. yvonne says:

    I’m an ox!

  172. Mary Jaglowitz says:

    I am an ox!

  173. Natalie says:

    I’m a rat

  174. Dana says:

    I’m an Ox too 🙂

  175. Laurie W. says:

    I am an ox.

  176. Danielle Magee says:

    My Chinese zodiac sign is the snake.

  177. Susan B says:

    I’m a tiger!

  178. Breanne says:

    I’m a Horse.

  179. margaux retrophiliac says:


  180. Sarah Cool says:

    I’m a tiger!

  181. Jenny S says:

    I’m a goat.

  182. tammy ta says:

    I am a snake- one of my least favourite animals- go figure! Ha Ha

  183. liz l says:

    I am a horse- 78!

  184. Tosha H says:

    Tiger, yo!

  185. Stephanie says:

    I’m a pig!

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