As explained in my book, Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Jesus was crucified on Friday, April 7th of the year 19 AD, and He rose from the dead on April 9th.
Today is Friday, April 7th of 2017. Two years from now is the 2000th anniversary of the Crucifixion. So this year is the 1998th anniversary.
Today is a good day for prayer and reflection on the suffering and death of Christ for our salvation.