To diplay todays date:

Markup Text
Displayed as
Today is !today. Today is 23 Jan, 2017.
XML is !today -xml. XML is 2017-01-23T02:28:01.
Right now it is !today -t. Right now it is 23 Jan, 2017 02:28.
Tomorrow is !today +1. Tomorrow is 24 Jan, 2017.
Last week was !today -7. Last week was 16 Jan, 2017.
The month is !today (MMM). The month is Jan.

As you can see, you can add or subtract days. You can include the time tiwh -t. And you can use your own format for the time. (See SimpleDataFormat for the syntax.)