World recognized Festivities

Over the centuries the attraction of the town has never been denied…on the contrary! If in the 17th century the Archdukes Albert and Isabelle, then king Louis XIV successively contributed to the glamour of the town, it’s some giant characters of another type who attract the tourists today. Goliath and his wife are the iconic giants of the ducasse, recognized by the UNESCO as cultural treasure of humanity.

Ath vibrates each 4th weekend of August during the outing of the giants. On the Grand’Place the public hold their breath during the fight between David and Goliath, held at the end of Saturday afternoon. Goliath, the philistine giant, also takes part in the Sunday procession, with religious origins, held since 1481. In Ath the love of the « Ducasse » is transmitted from generation to generation. This festival reflects the history of a region, and by extension, of its population. Enjoy Ath!

World recognized Festivities

Over the centuries the attraction of the town has never been denied…on the contrary! If in the 17th century the Archdukes Albert and Isabelle, then king Louis XIV successively contributed to the glamour of the town, it’s some giant characters of another type who attract the tourists today. Goliath and his wife are the iconic giants of the ducasse, recognized by the UNESCO as cultural treasure of humanity.

Ath vibrates each 4th weekend of August during the outing of the giants. On the Grand’Place the public hold their breath during the fight between David and Goliath, held at the end of Saturday afternoon. Goliath, the philistine giant, also takes part in the Sunday procession, with religious origins, held since 1481. In Ath the love of the « Ducasse » is transmitted from generation to generation. This festival reflects the history of a region, and by extension, of its population. Enjoy Ath!

World recognized Festivities

Over the centuries the attraction of the town has never been denied…on the contrary! If in the 17th century the Archdukes Albert and Isabelle, then king Louis XIV successively contributed to the glamour of the town, it’s some giant characters of another type who attract the tourists today. Goliath and his wife are the iconic giants of the ducasse, recognized by the UNESCO as cultural treasure of humanity.

Ath vibrates each 4th weekend of August during the outing of the giants. On the Grand’Place the public hold their breath during the fight between David and Goliath, held at the end of Saturday afternoon. Goliath, the philistine giant, also takes part in the Sunday procession, with religious origins, held since 1481. In Ath the love of the « Ducasse » is transmitted from generation to generation. This festival reflects the history of a region, and by extension, of its population. Enjoy Ath!

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