Serena Williams Explains Why She Won’t Celebrate Daughter’s Birthday

Practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe holidays they believe to have a pagan origin—such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays.

Serena Williams revealed that she won’t be celebrating her daughter Olympia’s first birthday in September due to religious beliefs.

‘Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays,’ the 36-year-old tennis pro said. ‘We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, we don’t do that.’

Practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe holidays they believe to have a pagan origin—such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays.

According to an interview with Vogue in 2017, Serena hasn’t been an active participant in the faith until recently.

‘Being a Jehovah’s Witness is important to me, but I’ve never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it,’ she said.

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