Christmas is the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ observed annually on December 25. Most people join in the celebrations with large-scale gatherings, fireworks and firecrackers, and other public festivities.
While it is largely becoming a secular holiday, it is traditionally a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, hence several people, due to religious differences, would not want to commemorate the season.
Below are four Black celebrities who don’t celebrate Christmas:
The tennis star follows the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and hence she doesn’t observe the birth of Jesus.
The actress, who was raised in Reform Judaism by her mother, does not celebrate Christmas. Her father is famous African-American producer Quincy Jones while her mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (a descendant of emigrants from Russia and Latvia).
The rapper was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish Canadian mother and thus commemorates Hanukkah instead of Christmas.
The basketball legend doesn’t celebrate Christmas because he has Jewish roots.