What is the date today? Let us explore more details about the date today, today's holiday, various day formats, zodiac constellation for today and more. Around the world, there are two main ways of writing a date with numbers only. The American way of writing the date is "month-day-year", whereas the European way is "day-month-year". Dates can also be expressed in a multitude of other ways. Some companies require the use of RFC dates. Below are some examples.