The MySQL CURRENT_DATE function is used to get the current date. The various versions of MySQL supports the CURRENT_DATE function, namely, MySQL 5.7, MySQL 5.6, MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.1, MySQL 5.0, MySQL 4.1, MySQL 4.0 and MySQL 3.23.
mysql> SELECT CURRENT_DATE();
The current date has been returned as the result.
mysql> SELECT CURRENT_DATE() + 2;
Two days after the current date has been returned as the result.