The event folk of ” the City of the Giant “, the ducasse of Ath, will not be organized this year, announced Monday evening by the office of the mayor of the city Bruno Lefebvre, in particular because of the prohibition of any mass demonstration before the August 31, imposed by the national security Council in the framework of the health crisis of the sars coronavirus. “The health of our people is paramount,” insists the statement released to the press.

The 539th edition of this event, listed in the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, will not take place traditionally the 4th weekend of August, in the year 2020.