This seems to be a very old Lithuanian folk song about the cycle of the seasons, with roots in earlier traditions and symbols.

There's a version of this song called "Kalėdų rytų saulė pražydo" (The Sun Blossomed on Christmas Morn).

Notes

*Regarding the refrain, "lylio kalėda kalėda":

"Kalėda doesn't have any particular meaning, except that it derives from the word 'Kalėdos' which means Christmas or Christmas gifts. Here it is used as a refrain. Same with 'lylio'." -GeSpintoje/YouTube

**The Pentecost is also called Whit Sunday. It takes place in the Spring. It's the 7th Sunday after Easter and it commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Christ's disciples.

***It seems this is connected to Thor's hammer (symbolically the hammer of blacksmiths) that he used in Spring to break up the winter ice.

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If anyone can share more about the origin and symbolism of this song, please email me. -Mama Lisa

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