Serena Williams revealed that she won’t be celebrating her daughter Olympia’s first birthday in September or any other birthday, due to religious beliefs.
The tennis great revealed in a recent interview, ‘Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays,’ the 36-year-old said. ‘We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, we don’t do that.’
Serena has been a Jehovah’s Witness since her mother converted to the faith in the early 1980s, shares Daily Mail.
Practicing Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe holidays they believe to have a pagan origin—such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays.
‘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.
‘Being a Jehovah’s Witness, obviously we believe in God and the Bible. And without Him, I wouldn’t be here right now. I really thank Him for everything.’
Kids humble us. The other day on a flight home Olympia had so much energy and insisted on running up and down the aisle. When I finally got her to calm down and sit still, she threw up all over me and in the aisle. #ThisMama wants to remind all mothers the importance of supporting one another through the highs, lows, laughs and tears. _ Share your own stories of motherhood with hashtag #ThisMama. I’d love to hear them!
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