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The giantess travels to Ath

The History Museum of Girona participate this summer in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Giantess in Ath, Belgium.


The city of Ath, with a festival "la Ducasse" recognized by UNESCO in 2005, hosts the Maison des Géant a permanent exhibition featuring the history of the giants, manufacturing techniques and ways to bring these figures.

And this summer, during the period between July 3 and September 15, will showcase a sample of female giant heritage of Europe.

Specifically, we will see giant ten figures from various countries, including France, UK, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and Catalonia.

The Girona figure, is one of the oldest in the city are preserved. Although there is disagreement about its origin. From 1833 the city became available for the first time in a couple of giants. That despite changing his clothes, the current Vestur is equal to that of 1949. He went to the streets for the last time in 1985, and today, you can visit the Museum of History in the permanent space dedicated to Farándula. For the first time, the giant travel outside the city of Ath, where the heritage of the giants is highly valued and preserved with zeal as symbols of culture and traditions, as a benchmark in the history, legends and identity elements population.



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