Yele Sambat (Devanagari: येले संबत् ) is the lunar calendar used by the Kirat community of Nepal. The year 5070 YE began on 15 January 2010. The Yele Sambar calendar is supposedly named after the legendary Kirant king Yalambar. On 15 November 2009, Subash Chandra Nembang, Chairperson of the Constituent Assembly (CA) stressed the need for the Government of Nepal to recognise Kirant Yele Sambat and ensure that it would be included in the constitution. On 15 January 2010, the Government of Nepal stated that it would formally recognise Yele Sambat. It is said that this calendar started when Kirat king Yalamber defeated Gopal dynasty in Kathmandu valley. The new year is celebrated as Maghe Sakranti in Nepal where people eat sweet potato and various kinds of Yam and Sel roti.