The Purnima Tithi, or the Full Moon day, is one of the most significant days in the Hindu calendar. Therefore, people keep a day-long fast and break it only after sighting the Moon. Moreover, this day is deemed ideal for performing the Satyanarayan puja. However, since the Hindu calendar is based on the Moon, the date varies annually in the Gregorian calendar. Hence, read on to know the significance of the Vaishakha Purnima Vrat date in 2022 and other details.Vaishakha Purnima 2022 Vrat DateThis year, Vaishakha Purnima will be observed on May 15.Vaishakha Purnima 2022 Tithi timingsThe Vaishakha Purnima Tithi will be in effect from 12:45 PM on May 15 to 9:43 AM on May 16.Significance of Vaishakha Purnima VratThe vrat usually begins with a bath in a holy river (such as the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari etc.) and ends after sighting the Moon. The ceremonial bathing has a profound meaning because it symbolises the purification of the body and the mind. Moreover, belief suggests that people can seek Moksha from birth, life, and death by bathing in the sacred waters.Holy places such as Kashi (Varanasi) and the Triveni Sangam (confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati, in Prayagraj) in Uttar Pradesh and Haridwar (in Uttarakhand) often witness an ocean of humanity during Purnima Tithi.The Purnima Tithi is considered ideal for performing Satyanarayan Puja or the Puja of the Ishta Devta.The Vaishakha Purnima Tithi is also significant for Buddhists. Siddhartha Gautama (popularly known as Gautam Buddha), the founder of the Buddhist faith, was born. And this year, the 2584th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha shall be observed. By observing a vrat, a devotee can pray for a blissful, hurdle-free and prosperous life.Last but not least, it is also a perfect day for donations to charity.And interestingly, with Vaishakha Purnima, the Vaishakha month ends as per the Purnimant calendar. So the day that follows the Purnima Tithi marks the beginning of the Jyestha month.