Place:Ath, Hainaut, Belgium

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NameAth
Alt namesAatsource: Wikipedia
Athasource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 32
Athumsource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 32
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.633°N 3.783°E
Located inHainaut, Belgium
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ath is a Belgian municipality located in the Walloon province of Hainaut. The Ath municipality includes the old communes of Lanquesaint, Irchonwelz, Ormeignies, Bouvignies, Ostiches, Rebaix, Maffle, Arbre, Houtaing, Ligne, Mainvault, Moulbaix, Villers-Notre-Dame, Villers-Saint-Amand, Ghislenghien, Isières, Meslin-l'Evêque, and Gibecq.

Ath is known as the "City of Giants" after the "Ducasse" festivities which take place every year on the fourth weekend in August. Huge figures representing Goliath, Samson, and other allegoric figures are paraded through the streets, and Goliath's wedding and his famous fight with David are re-enacted.

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