Tennis superstar 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. 

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. 

Serena has been a Jehovah’s Witness since her mother converted to the faith in the early 1980s. This won’t be easy to explain to her daughter as she gets older. I mean, what kid doesn’t love celebrating their B-Day.