Tusu is a religious festival of rural Bengal. This is the tradition to celebrate the good harvest season. In this traditional festival, the village girls and women sing Tusu songs during the month of Paush, the first month of winter. Women exchange garlands and fry eight varieties of pulses which are given as an offering to the goddess Tusu. Tusu songs are sung for whole night of ‘Makar Sankranti’, the last day of the month of Paush.