Alexis Olympia Ohanian turns 1 this week but there won’t be a party, according to mum Serena Williams.
According to METRO, Serena who is gearing up for her US Open revealed during a press conference that there won’t be a birthday celebration for Olympia.
This development is as a result of her religious beliefs,
According to her,“Olympia doesn’t celebrate birthdays. We’re Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we don’t do that.”
The Jehovah’s Witnesses are a religious organisation who practice a non-trinitarian worship.
They do not observe certain “religious holidays” including Christmas, Easter as well as birthdays.
The belief is that these celebrations have pagan origin and practicing them is not an act of wholesome worship to God.
According to a Huffington Post report, Serena Williams and her sisters joined the faith after their mother converted in the early 1980s.