With the Lunar New Year and Year of the Pig starting tomorrow, consul generals sent festive wishes.
"We wish you a Happy New Year and good health!" Kurt Walter Tong and his wife, Mika Marumoto, said from the US consulate general.
"Let's together wish Hong Kong people another wonderful Year of the Pig!" they said.
Tong's Canadian counterpart, Jeff Nankivell, took it a step further by promoting pork products from Canada and even cooked them for his colleagues.
While there was a group who said they were vegetarian, a potential problem was averted as Nankivell, in Cantonese, said: "No problem. Canada supports diversified cultures. We have veggie pork."